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Man arrested, tortured during Kianjokoma brothers protest succumbs to injuries

A man who was arrested during demonstrations in Kianjokoma, Embu County following the murder of two brothers, Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Muturi has died.

Following the brother’s alleged murder, residents of Kianjokoma took to the streets to protest the death lead to the arrest of James Muchangi.

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Muchangi was arrested alongside others and allegedly tortured while in police custody after which he sustained injuries.

“I was thoroughly beaten by the police, I didn’t know what was happening, I was arrested while I was running my own errands

“We were tortured and forced to drink mud, my tongue got hurt in the process,” Muchangi said in an interview with NTV.

Unfortunately, he succumbed to injuries sustained on Thursday, September 9.

Speaking on his son’s death, Muchangi’s mother Mary Njiru said he died from complications developed from the injuries sustained after bing tortured by police officers.

On the fateful day, the 42-year-old is said to have started vomiting coloured substances and died while being rushed to hospital.

A postmortem conducted on Muchangi’s body indicated that he succumbed to a blunt object forced trauma.

The brothers were allegedly beaten up by police for flouting the 10 pm-4 am curfew on Sunday, August 1, leading to their death.

Six police officers reported to have been involved in the murder of the two boys were arraigned in Milimani Law Courts at Upper Hill in Nairobi on Tuesday, August, 17.

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The arraignment followed after the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, (IPOA) concluded their investigations and revealed the names and ranks of the six police officers who were being investigated over the death of two Kianjokoma brothers.

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